Mikhail Lezin



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Born in Togliatti (Russia) in October 19, 1974.

1988 - first art experience
since 1989 - self-directed learning painting, drawing
since 1990 - sound-art-project "DYA"
Releases were published in Denmark, Germany, Russia on independent CDR-labels
1990-2003 Ė collage, figurative painting
Producing self-made books, art-miscellany ęDYAĽ (1991 Ė 1998)
since 1996 - sound-guitar player of the band "Teacher of Botany"
2000 - Art union "Vnedry"
since 2001 - Alexey Kruchenykh Merz-Orchestra "Lust"
2004-2007 - reporting photo
since 2006 - member of Creative Union of Artists "Solyaris"
2006 - studying in the School Of Photography in Togliatti State University
2007 - organizer and curator of "COVER GALLERY"
2008 - noise-project "Yoko Absorbing" (with Evgeniy Kharitonov)
2011 - band "Klad Yada" (with Yuri Klavdiev)
2013 - project "Has ripened" (with poet Ivanhoe)




solo exhibitions:

2017:
"Elementary particles", Samara Region Alabin Museum of History and Local lore, Samara, Russia

2014:
"Simple images", Togliatti Art Museum, Modern Art Department, “Ógliatti, Russia

2013:
"Drawings for Tikhon Churilin", Samara Literary Museum, Samara, Russia
"Standards", festival SQUAT, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Games with forest", festival "Museum picnic", local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Noise music", Erarta Gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2012:
"Boom", Ten43 Gallery, New York, USA
"The new reality", Motovilikha-Art, Perm, Russia

2011:
"Iron rusts easily", Art-Propaganda Gallery, Samara, Russia
"Pure formality", Perm art-residence, Perm, Russia
"Black submarine", container, esplanade, Perm, Russia
"On paper, untitled", Spider&Mouse Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010:
"Portable exhibition", Roddom Gallery, Togliatti, Russia

2009:
"Mischtechnik auf Papier", "40 squares" Gallery, Smolensk, Russia
"Glitch", Zverev's Centre of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia

2008:
"+ARA (plus another russian artist)", Oldknows lace factory, Nottingham, Great Britain
"Non-figurative art", HLAM Gallery, Voronezh, Russia

2007:
"Notations", Solyaris Gallery, Togliatti, Russia

1994:
"Painting", flat exhibition, Togliatti, Russia




selected group exhibitions:

2016:
"Your hands were cold last March", Togliatti Art Museum, Modern Art Department, “Ógliatti, Russia
"20ű20: Live how you want", 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, "vNORE" apartment gallery, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Art situation in Museum PERMM", PERMM (Perm Museum of Contemporary Art), Perm, Russia

2015:
"Inner periphery", Togliatti Art Museum, Modern Art Department, “Ógliatti, Russia

2014:
"Materia prima", National Center for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg branch, Ekaterinburg, Russia
"Artists sing", Samara Literary Museum, Samara, Russia

2013:
VIII Shiryaevo Contemporary Art Bienalle, project "Has ripened", audio-verbal happening "Game", Shiryaevo, Russia
"Prolog Nr.11 - struktur", Institut fuer Alles Moegliche, Abteilung fuer alles Andere, Berlin, Germany
"Art Against Geography", PERMM (Perm Museum of Contemporary Art), Perm, Russia

2012:
"Moscow On Madison", Erarta Galleries NY, New York, USA
"Gop-Art", Pasta Factory, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
"Currents", Samara Regional Museum of. P.Alabina, Samara, Russia
"Manual assembly", curator and member, festival "Museum picnic", local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Space seedbeds", curator and member, Roddom Gallery, Togliatti, Russia

2011:
"Art vs Geography. Cultural Alliance", 4 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, CCA Winzavod, Red Hall, Moscow, Russia
"Alphabet of Art", International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
"Okoloslov", art festival "Les MUTE", Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region, Russia
"Samara's landing force", Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St.-Petersburg, Russia
"Light+Music", curator and member, Roddom Gallery, Togliatti, Russia
"Prolog gruen weiss", Kunstprojekt Scheffelstr. 21, Berlin, Germany
"Alphabet of Art", Zverev's Centre of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
"Weightlessness" (media-art-project "Gagarin"), Ůity center of culture, Smolensk, Russia

2010:
"Art about the high", park of Zverev's Centre of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
"Infrastructure", tunnel, Tushino, Moscow, Russia
"Art and man", local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia

2009:
"A Model Kit", Art Center, Samara, Russia
"World of crime", Ruskomplekt Art Center, St.-Petersburg, Russia
"Molecular Level", curator and member, Roddom Gallery, Togliatti, Russia
resulting show Shargorod art residence (2008-2009), Ukraine

2008:
ęArt-StormĽ, Contemporary Art Festival, Samara, Russia
"Small", Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
"Intuitive calligraphy", curator and member, Solyaris Gallery, Togliatti, Russia
"Paeckchen fuer Kirgistan", Verein "Roeblingstrasse 36", Berlin, Germany
"Qui Vive?" I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
"Spam", theatre "Koleso", Togliatti, Russia
"Sending for Kyrgyzstan", G. Aityev National museum, Bishkek,  yrgyzstan
"Product Placement", exposition "Art-Perm 2008", Perm, Russia

2007:
"Format 2", curator and member, local history museum, Togliatti, Russia
"Five", curator and member, Solyaris Gallery, Togliatti, Russia
"Spoilage", Centre of contemporary art M'ARS, Moscow, Russia
V Shiryaevo Contemporary Art Bienalle, "zu Hause. lumber", Film House, Samara, Russia

2006:
"Format I", curator and member, Avtograd Library, “Ógliatti, Russia

2005:
ďMan Ė to manĒ, local Red Cross, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Nothing new", local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia
ďLife, identic to naturalĒ, Solyaris Gallery, “Ógliatti, Russia

2004:
"’’ Togliatti ’’I", curator and member, local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Illusiveness of the World", installation, festival "Museum picnic", local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia

2003:
"Rustles of Memory", Avtograd Library, “Ógliatti, Russia

2002:
"Museum Picked Up Leaves", Borei Art Center, St.-Petersburg, Russia
"Near is the rain", Avtograd Library, “Ógliatti, Russia

2001:
ę3/2 stones no deathĽ, local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia
"Vnedry", Theatre centre ęGolosova street, 20Ľ, “Ógliatti, Russia
"October exhibition", V.I. Lenin Memorial, Ulyanovsk, Russia

2000:
"Introduction: Comments to elements of city", local history museum, “Ógliatti, Russia




public collection:

Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (PERMM)
Togliatti Art Museum, Russia
Society for Development of Alternative Art "Metafuturism", Moscow, Russia
The library Baltic Federal University of Immanuel Kant, Kaliningrad, Russia




residences and workshops:

2008 - Shargorod, Ukraine